Susan Sarandon, a vocal surrogate for Bernie Sanders, joined Chris Hayes on MSNBC last night, and suggested to Hayes that she might consider voting for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton if the choice came down to that.
“I think a lot of people are ‘sorry, I just can’t bring myself to [vote Clinton]’…I don’t know [what I’ll do]. I’m going to see what happens. Some people feel that Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately. If he gets in, then things will really explode. Some people feel that. If you feel it’s pragmatic to shore up the status quo right now then you’re not in touch with the status quo. The status quo’s not working.”
Sarandon’s interview was followed by an interview with Dan Savage, who joined Hayes to talk about the anti-LGBT push by Republicans in the states to repeal rights protections and pass “religious freedom” bills.
But Savage started his segment with an unsolicited response to Sarandon:
“Can I just say I’m for Bernie, or Hillary, or both. Come November I plan to vote for the Democratic nominee whoever it is, because the lesser of two evils is less evil, and I don’t think Donald will bring the revolution.”
Savage went on to talk about the recent anti-LGBT legislation being pushed in Georgia and North Carolina.
“North Carolina’s just beginning to come under the brunt of the assault it’s going to come under from corporations, from businesses, from its own university system…Universities like to be able to attract talent and a lot of that talent is LGBT, and people are not going to move to a state where they can’t use the goddamn bathroom.”
As far as the bathroom issue goes, Savage points out that “they’re just packaging old crap in a brand new bag” and talks about the early gay rights movement when social conservatives raised the specter of gay men preying on young boys in restrooms.